Scotland Independence Day (24/06)

Every year on June 24, Scotland celebrates its national holiday - Independence Day of Scotland.

On June 24, 1314, at the Battle of Bannockburn, the Scottish king Robert the Bruce defeated the army of the English king Edward II, restoring the independence of his country.

Back in the 13th century, during the reign of King Alexander III, Scotland was economically prosperous and was in relatively peaceful relations with its southern neighbor, England. The tragic death of the Scottish king and the absence of heirs revived all the old problems and created new ones, which eventually led to the events known as the "First War of Scottish Independence".